Just when we were starting to get worried that there’d be a skipped month in the GT Sport update scheduling, Polyphony Digital has announced that there’s an update coming along this week.
An article posted on the game’s official website, along with an in-game announcement, reveal that the update will arrive January 29. That reads as follows:
At the following time, we will perform maintenance on the ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ servers. A new game update will also be available after the maintenance. Please note that during this time the online services, including [Sport Mode], will not be available.
[Day & Time]
29 January, 2020, 04:00 – 06:00 UTC
* The above time is subject to change.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
What type of update it will be is, right now, a bit of a mystery. In recent months, Polyphony Digital has established a pretty clear pattern, with a major content update — tracks and cars — coming at the end of each month. However there’s usually slightly more of a fanfare in advance of these updates, with Kazunori Yamauchi taking to Twitter to announce it a few days beforehand and teasing any vehicle content.
Smaller updates are usually subject to shorter notification and with less theater, but they also commonly come at the start of the month too — such as the one we had on January 9.
With no further information to go on at this time, it’s not clear whether the update will be large and bring content or smaller and merely account for patches. There are a couple of issues with GT Sport right now that would benefit from a tweak or two, with an unusual Daily Workout bug affecting some users. That’s to say nothing of the most recent change to the Sport Mode penalty system which has dramatically altered the online environment.
We’ll bring you more information as we get it.
Featured image courtesy of Stephan.